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Descartes, Rene, 1596-1650 (French mathematician)

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Found in 14 Collections and/or Records:

Ad Jo: De Witt Elem: Curvarum, 1680

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [88]
Scope and Contents A demonstratio on one of de Witt's notes on Schooten's 1659 Latin edition of Descartes' Geometria. Unrelated jottings on reverse are in a hand other than Gregory's.

Bayle de refractione, s.d.

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [160]
Scope and Contents A page on the apparent position of planets, in light of Descartes. "Bayle" could conceivably refer to Pierre Bayle (1647-1706), who critiqued Cartesianism once, early in his career, but Peter Bayle was not strictly known as a mathematician or an astronomer.

Charta 4 fol. Notae ad loca quaedam difficiliora Geom: Cartesianae, October 1696

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [3]
Scope and Contents Commentary on Schooten's 1659 edition of Descartes' "Geometria".

Contra Cartesium de refractione, 1680's

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [161]
Scope and Contents A general critique of Cartesian geometry.

Ex Renaldinis de Maximis et Minimis, c1696

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [5]
Scope and Contents Analysis of Renaldini's treatment of maximi and minimi, itself a reworking of Fermat.

Four pages of Descart on curves are bound with this document.

Excerpta et notanda in Kepleri ... ad vitellionem, c1693

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [38.1]
Scope and Contents A discussion, probably inspired by Sir Isaac Newton, of whether it was Willebrord Snell or Voss who discovered a law of refraction first, from which Rene Descartes arguably derived his version at last.

Explicatio ... in Geometria Cartesiana, et ... de natura aequationum, c1680

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Identifier: Coll-33/Quarto A [51]
Scope and Contents Rough notes, very likely composed at Rotterdam, on the Latin edition of Rene Descartes' Geometria, (1659), which was published by Schooten.

Folio C, c1680-c1708

 Series — Volume: Dc.1.61
Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C
Scope and Contents The papers of David Gregory consist of: These are mostly handwritten items, bound together as a volume, though with some loose insertions of manuscripts which had strayed, some of them with modern annotations concerning their provenance. Their scope and content is as David Gregory indexed them, save for the missing items, which consist of two dozen papers and letters on general physics and maths, and several...

Ichnographia ville prope Leidam ubi Des Cartes mansit, 1680

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [154]
Scope and Contents A ground plan of Descartes' house near Leyden. On the reverse is a Latin treatment of the relationship between religious faith and philosophical certitude.

Index Chartarum in M.S. C. in folio, 1700

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Identifier: Coll-33/Folio C [index]
Scope and Contents An index, in Gregory's hand, to the material he designated as Folio C.